Food Chem., 2022., Aug 15;385:132715. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.132715.

Antibacterial properties of cyclolinopeptides from flaxseed oil and their application on beef.

Liu Y Li P Li Z et al.


The objective of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity and potential mechanism of cyclolinopeptides, a type of cyclic hydrophobic peptides present in flaxseed oil. In this study, 1-Mso cyclolinopeptides B and 1-Mso, 3-Mso-cyclolinopeptides F from flaxseed oil exhibited excellent antibacterial activity against Listeria monocytogenes through destroying bacterial cell membrane. Our results indicated that cyclolinopeptides are one of the antibacterial components in flaxseed oil. Also, the application of cyclolinopeptides B and 1-Mso, 3-Mso-cyclolinopeptides F in inhibiting the microbial contamination of beef was investigated as well. Thus, our study highlights the promising potential of cyclolinopeptides to serve as food additives or food preservations due to their strong antibacterial activity against Listeria monocytogenes.

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